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SAMPLE REPORT: Retail Trade Analysis Report
Riverwood & River County, Minnesota
Table of Contents (PDFs)
Intro and Definitions of Terms - Cover + 1-6 (919 K PDF)
Definitions of the terms used in the report and a couple of cautions about interpreting the data.
Retail Trade Overview - 7-14 (4798 K PDF)
The recent history of retail sales in the community and trend lines of different merchandise categories.
Merchandise Category Pull Factors - 15-19 (682 K PDF)
Has your competitive advantage in a merchandise category changed since 1990?
Trade Area Analysis of Retail Sales - 20-30 (6452 K PDF)
What are your potential sales? Compare actual sales to expected sales. See how your city compares to similarly sized towns and to nearby towns that compete for your customers.
Riverwood & River County Comparison - 31-39 (1181 K PDF)
Put your city in a bigger context. See the importance of your retail sales in the county and compare your county's sales to neighboring counties.
County Retail Performance and Regional Perspectives - 40-36 (3809 K PDF)
Is your Pull Factor extending outside of the county boundaries? A labor shed analysis also lets you know how many people commute to your town to work.
View combined PDF - Cover + 1-39 (16,739 K PDF)
Are your residents shopping locally? See Minnesota maps that show which counties attract shoppers or lose them to other counties.